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Native bee workshop at Coffs Harbour

  • 28 Feb 2021
  • 10:00 - 15:00 (UTC+11:00)
  • Coffs Harbour botanical gardens
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  • If you are not yet a member, join here https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us and then return to buy your ticket. NB its a smart choice to join first, it will save you money.
  • If you are not yet a member, join here https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us and then return to buy ticket. NB its a smart choice to join first, it will save you money.

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Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop

Attend this workshop to learn all about native bees, the solitary and social ones and how to propagate them. The slide presentation will cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. In the practical session, we will open hives and observe the amazing structures within. We will demonstrate the various ways of propagating hives. You will pick up lots of tips on managing the native social bees, including how to extract honey from them.

BYO refreshments. 

Presenter is Francisco Garcia BB  who has just finished his doctorate on stingless bees, is an experienced stingless bee keeper and a great science communicator. 

Copies of The Australian Native Bee Book, will be available for sale, $35.

If you have a hive that you would like to divide, you can bring to the workshop. But please contact Tim@sugarbag.net to arrange it.

Price for members of the Australian Native Bee Association. $10, non-members $50. Join here, https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us

In the final 30 minutes, we will have a discussion about forming a local branch of the ANBA. 

Enquiries to Monica Rich, monicarich00@gmail.com

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